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to pay off. >> the family doesn't -- doesn't trust politicians in washington. like many romney voters, they believe government intervention is part of the problem, not a solution. >> the role of the government is just to protect your property, to protect your security, and to protect your economic freedom. that's it. it doesn't have any other role. >> after the meeting with his parish council, he had some for dinner with his wife, math teacher. one of the election issues that strikes a chord with the 49- year-old is a rising budget deficit. but more important as the government's ability to keep financing projects that create jobs. >> sometimes you have to spend money to make money and i think that is what about all is trying to do, particularly with the auto industry. he invested in them and now they're back on top. >> when americans go to the polls on november 6, they will be deciding which direction america goes and, toward more government or less. >> staying in the u.s. and the new york attorney general's office has sued one of the nation's biggest banks. it's the first lawsuit to
losing, battling ohio, the more that becomes a perception among voters. the romney campaign doesn't -- certainly is not happy with this poll out today. >> talking about romney and ohio, that's where he is today, to gain some traction. he was joined this morning by a guy, i know many of us will recognize a really world class, world famous athlete, ohio native who got up there and talked about winning, talked about success. here is jack nicklaus. >> when i was competing, i didn't lean on someone else in tough times. i knew i had to do it on -- what i had to do on the golf course to succeed and when i won, i certainly didn't apologize for my success. >> so, peter hamby, i play devil's advocate. i love golf. working on my swing. who doesn't love jack nicklaus. here you have romney, needing middle class votes in ohio, how is he helped by a man who has been the face of professional golf, doesn't even live in ohio anymore? >> it is hard to hate on jack. the guy has 18 masters. look, he said in the speech, you know, this -- this election isn't about wealthy people it about the middle clas
poll finds president obama leading romney by 8 points in ohio, that's among likely voters. in another swing state, florida, romney is only trailing by four points among likely voters but there is a nine point gap among all registered voters. in both states the president has a double digit advantage among women. in florida 53% of men back romney. >>> now here's a look at some other news making news early in america. in hawaii powerful waves created an incredible scene. the teams were togsed around like rag dolls as they paddled towards the starting point. the ocean was littered with at least ten capsized canoes before the race officially started. >>> in south dakota, close to a thousand bison created quite a rumble during the 47th annual buffalo roundup. thousands of spectators from all over the world make the trip each year to watch the animals stampede across the pair ri before they are corralled into pens. roughly 250 will go up for auction. >>> finally, in utah, one farmer has put a spin on this year's presidential election. it's the faces of president obama and governor romney tha
still holds a narrow 49-46% lead over romney. some 40% of voters say the country is moving in the right direction, versus 53% saying it's on the wrong track. nearly 60% believe the u.s. economy is recovering. so you can tune in to cnbc's debate coverage tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern as we get you set up for the debate. >>> several top chinese banks have pulled a plug on a planned trip to tokyo. they were supposed to attend the imf's annual meetings next week. a small chinese company is up in arms with barack obama. rails corp is suing. the farms are located in oregon, in restricted air space used by the u.s. navy. they said the president acted unlawfully when he issued the order last friday. when geopolitical tensions and business wranglings with some of the u.s. are just some of the issues that china will have to grapple with. the 18th national congress is set to meet in november on november 8th to name china's new leadership team. but will the new group be able to strike a new tone with trading partners while reviving the economy? joining us now is the director of center on ch
in florida among likely voters. he leads by nine points among registered voters. romney's campaign doesn't seem too fazed by this poll. aides say they're trusting their own polling. >>> the obama campaign continues hammering romney over his 47% comment. >> when mitt rom inney dismisse 47% of americans for not pulling their weight, he dismissed hard working people making $25,000, $35,000 a year. they pay social security. >> this is the second commercial the president is airing that criticizes romney for what he paid in taxes while dismissing the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. >>> ann romney is hoping this will help her husband win over voters. she was a guest on "the tonight show" with jay leno last night. >> now, you guys are married 43 years. you met in high school? >> met in high school. >> was it love at first sight? tell me about that. >> it was for me. we met at this party, and i will tell u, my heart was just -- yeah, for me, it was love at first sight. i think for him too. >> was he a good dancer? >> you know, jay, he's gotten to be a better dancer. >> that's
romney, 53% to 43%. dean reynolds is in the buckeye state tonight with the voters. dean? >> reporter: scott, back in 2008, nearly 30% of ohio's more than seven million voters cast their ballots before election day, and the campaigns this time around would love to see them increase that percentage. >> three, two, one! ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: what some are calling election month began in ohio promptly at 8:00 a.m. ♪ some voters had over-nighted in the parking lot outside a columbus polling place. >> i think there's been a lot of controversy about early voting. >> reporter: emerald hernandez was there bright and early. >> for me it's a convenience, i can come in and get it done. >> reporter: you spent the night, though, to be one of the very first. >> i did. i was pretty excited. i thought why not? it's something different. i can say once in my life i camped out to vote. >> reporter: the names of the early voters are reported by the county board of elections. not their votes, just their names. the campaigns try to guess how they voted based on where they live or past voti
among likely voters and nine points by registered voters. romney's campaign is downplaying these numbers. they say they trust their own polling. >>> this morning an expected vote on a potential rate hike for pepco. last night dozens of customers upset about the possible hike staged a protest at headquarters in downtown d.c. if approved, the plan would increase bills by $5 a month in maryland. pepco also expected to vote itself on a contract proposal for some of its workers today. if the deal is rejected, union workers could go on strike. >>> news 4's angie goff is following breaking news from the news 4 live desk. angie, good morning. >> good morning. >>> just into the news 4 news room, new video of the attacks targeting the command buildings in syria. you can hear the gunshots. they rang out in the streets of damascus after the blast. the bombs, one of which officials believed was planted inside a building, rocked structures, leaving behind fire and these massive columns of black smoke in the sky. casualties are still unknown, but officials say the blast caused only material damage. it'
post" abc news poll shows 49% of likely voters favoring the president versus 47% for romney. amongst all registered voters, obama hold as five point lead, but 52% of them are being a stros swi acrosses swing states, they favor the obama. the debate starts wednesday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >>> and if president obama is reelected, one of the first job may be to find a replacement for geithner. the wall street journal reports the white house chief of staff jack lew and former clinton chief of staff are two top candidates. both budget experts and could play a major role in the looming fiscal cliff. >>> nokia's into another big customer for its mapping software. the "wall street journal" says the company will unveil a deal with oracle today in san francisco. nokia also recently signed deals with groupon and amazon. nokia a got into the map business with it purchase and has been expanding the service. and back to the banks, shares in banco have been suspended. the bank has announced it will report record write downs of 9.3 billion euro this is year and have suspended its dividend this month.
. in ohio, 58% of likely voters think that romney favors the rich and just 9% think he faves the middle class. 1% thinks he favors the poor. what do you think that all means? >> i think -- first of all i think the number is pretty staggering. my historical memory and understanding is that no republican has won the presidential election without winning ohio but i think again there is a sense that this candidate has little empathy to no empathy for the working poor, the working families of this country and we're seeing it reflected in not only the ohio poll you cited but in many of the swing state polls. >> jennifer: absolutely. katrina, you're so sharp. katrina vanden heuvel, editor of the "nation" magazine. later, brett ehrlich has found the absolute least flattering photo on facebook. >> coming up, you thought facebook photoless made you look bad? wait until you see what virginia did to the president. don't go away. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. understatement, so explain to me
likely voters. 53% to 43%. in florida, the president leads romney by nine points. 53% to 44%. and it gets even worse for romney in pennsylvania. he's trailing the president there by 12 points, john, 54-42. >> those are big numbers. the buckeye state now the undisputed focus of the campaign for barack obama and mitt romney. mitt romney making four stops in ohio this week. columbus, cleveland and toledo today. the president will also be in ohio today. making stops in two college towns, kent, and bowling green. ohio has 18 electoral votes, the seventh highest number in the nation, and we love this statistic. no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. that is why it's so important. >> mitt romney's wife ann making an appearance on "the tonight show." she was asked about the falout from romney's comments, that 47% of voters won't choose him because they're dependent on the government. >> it's very -- again it's a very frustrating thing because you try so hard to get your message out and you try so hard to let people know, you know, this is a guy that i know cares. this is
, the president's expected to hammer romney for hisomments on the 47% of voters who don'tay ta >>on know how many of you will be with me this time around. but -- but it doesn't matter because i'm rning to be your president, to represent everybody. >> we're going to help those who need our help. we're a cpassionate peop >>or ryen points behind in ohio. that's a bigger gap than nbc and "the washington post" reported. no republicans ever won the presidency without winning this state. >> i'm going to win ohio. i'm going to become the next id bse ingo haup o people in ohio. >> reporter: the two almost passed each other campaigning traveling on the same road through ohio. ohio begins early voting next week. iowa starts today. iowa offials say absentee ballot requests are up 30% in somereasve 2008. >> thanks so much. >>> last night, nancy pelosi talked about mitt romney's decision to pick paul ryan as his running mate and the impact his role could have on t future of mecare shlsolac t democrats could take back control of the house. take a listen. >> we have been working very hard to get to a place to pu
president obama and governor romney plan to woo undecided voters days ahead of early voting in the buckeye state. arthel: president obama and governor mitt romney descending on the battleground state of ohio today, the president taking his message to college students at two state universities, while governor romney targets work-class voters in major metropolitan areas. less than a week before early voting begins in ohio where does each candidate stand. bob cusack is the managing editor for the hill. good to see you. which candidate would you like to analyze first you pick. >> president obama, he has the lead in ohio and that has picked up. i don't think that is surprising because last week was the worst week for the mitt romney campaign. can romney still win ohio? yes. he's going to have to change the dynamic a little bit. why is ohio so important, the last eleven presidential elections if you win ohio you win the presidency. that's why these two guys are fighting over the state and down the stretch they are going to be in ohio a lot. arthel: let me jump in with specifics here, bob. as you
in denver tomorrow. mitt romney is trailing far behind in support from latino voters, and he made news on illegal immigration today. back in june, president obama announced that he would not deport illegal immigrants who came here as children with their parents. well, today romney told the "denver post": >> pelley: jan crawford is covering the romney campaign. jan, that's new. >> reporter: well, scott, this marks the first time that romney has said he's not going to take away the two-year visas from the people holding them. campaign sources say he's not going to extend them and romney said in the interview that's not going to be necessary because he's going to be offering long-term immigration reform. but in two-year visa program is popular with hispanics, that's a group that could decide the election and romney's got to make up some ground. there's a new cnn poll that has the president with 70% of the vote among hispanics compared to romney's 26%. romney is hitting the president hard on immigration. he's saying he's playing politics with this issue, he's passing what he called a stopg
shows 51 percent of men favor mitt romney and 54% of a man favor obama. many women voters to focus on closing and mitt romney economic plan. >>> he wouldn't able to relate to me or a single parent or a person that doesn't know where their next dollar is " to come from to pay their bill. >>> i'm looking for to the debates and votes for the mitt romney will be able to articulate with his plans are and like tumor specifics. >>> a lot of women say spending in health care the most important issues and they will be listening on wednesday when the debate face-to-face for the first time. the first debate at the top of the agenda on face the nation this morning. we're talking to two top republicans the new jersey governor and the former house speaker newt gingrich. another of look at the so-called swing states on destination at 8 30 right here on cbs 5. today is another spare the air day around the bay area. grit of air quality officials in the air could be unhealthy for a second day in a row to people are advised to reduce driving to up the day and avoid outdoor activities during the ho
, the president's expected to hammer romney for his comments on the 47% of voters who don't pay taxes. >> i don't know how many of you will be with me this time around, but -- but it doesn't matter, because i'm running to be your president, to represent everybody. >> we're going to help those that need our help. we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: romney's ten points behind in ohio, according to quinnipiac university. that's a bigger gap than nbc and "the washington post" reported. no republican's ever won a presidency without winning this state. >> i'm going to win ohio. i'm going to become the next president, in part because i'm going to have support of people in ohio. >> reporter: the two literally almost passed each other campaigning, traveling on the same road through ohio. ohio begins early voting next week. iowa starts today. and we are already hearing from officials in iowa that requests for absentee ballots there in some areas are already up 30% over 2008. lynn? >> all right, tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thanks so much. >>> world leaders at the united nations discu
voters right now. it had been even. romney cited it on the stump and showed one of two polls tied. today it was 50/44 for president obama. i think ohio certainly is trending toward obama. it's safe to say that right now. the national polls are showing some movement toward the president. >> bret: say for the sake of arguement that the polls are skewed toward president obama. what he is doing on the stump now, is it different from what he was doing? enough of change of message? winning formula to turn it around? >> he has to change the pitch on the stump. i don't think it's enough of a change to couner the potency of the 47% video that is part of the president stump speech. if he wants to win the presidency he has to campaign like polls are correct. if he doesn't win ohio and virginia there is a tight sweep to presidency to 270 for him. florida, iowa, wisconsin, colorado, nevada. he is behind in a bunch of them. he has 40 days to do it. a lot of work outside debate. you can't gamble on that. being in ohio is bad news. >> bret: there are some republicans who say listen, it's actually, we do
and mitt romney, both return for rallies in the battleground state. >> and it is great to have you back, rob. >> thanks. >> the stakes could not be higher, with the latest polls showing the president pulling ahead among ohio voters. abc's tahman bradley joining us this morning from washington with a preview. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. this is the first time in two months president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. they're both holding rallies at the same time. giving a voters a sense of how crucial ohio is. today, a showdown in ohio. president obama and mitt romney spend the day campaigning in the state that could decide the election. the candidates are expected to clash over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. >> you can't stand up to china when all you've done is send them our jobs. >> reporter: the faceoff in the buckeye state come as new polls show romney falling behind. one poll has the gop nominee eight points behind president obama in ohio. and in florida, romney is be
worried about not only fending voters had voted for obama in 2008. they didn't want to sound like romney was being a jerk, but they were worried, too, pretty obviously, about what the establishment press was going to say. if romney came out and attacked the first black president on his record and went after him, what would people say? well, that strategy, the latest polling tells us, has not exactly been a bell ringer in ohio. so what you hear from romney is he gets to the must-win. it is an absolutely must-win state for him is this tough new tone, and not only is he talking about the economy as you heard him do there, but guess what's back? the debt clock. they've got the debt clock back, and they're talking a lot about how much president obama's policies cost, they're talking about the size and shape of government and, as you heard him doing very crisply there, we can't afford four more years, is the new romney message. and we can't -- america won't last through a trajectory of more spending, more debt, more taxes. megyn: all right. so he's going to get sharper in his tone, in his cont
% for romney, among likely voters, within the margin of error. there's a lot of debate over whether these debates can make a difference in these elections. looking in history, they have in in the past. in 1960 they helped john kennedy overtake richard nixon. 1980 helped reagan over take carter. 2000 helped bush overtake gore. romney was behind in 02 race for governor in massachusetts, he was trailing badly six weeks before the election. the campaign reorganized, romney pulled his advisors together. they decided on a new strategy which was to get tough and get specific and romney went on to win that 2002 race for governor in massachusetts. so we will see if he can repeat history here with these debates starting tonight. dagen and connell? connell: peter barnes reporting from denver for us. let's go to ron paul now, republican congressman from texas and former presidential candidate himself. he's calling in today on the telephone from texas. congressman paul, always good to talk to you. if a paul supporter is watching the debate tonight and needs to be convinced by romney, what does r
is running out. i'm going to go to you first. can mitt romney and he'll to the american voters out there, and it is a slim margin out there. a lot of people know that it is a slim amount of people. >> yes, he can. we need to let them know that he needs to remind people about obamacare and also why he should be president and he should be doing that without being a jerk. ashley: you think he can do that without being a jerk? >> i'm sure he can, there is no evidence yet. [laughter] ashley: his strengths and weaknesses are very similar to president obama when it comes to debating. >> i think that obama has shown considerably more ability to connect to the american people. >> i think sherry is basically right. it offers a clear vision that is alternative to president obama's success.
the polls but republicans argue it is needed to prevent voter fraud. "washington post" calling out the obama campaign saying it is time to retire one of the presidents familiar talking points. >> governor romney believes with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy and fewer regulations on wall street all of uwill prosper. in other words he doubled down on the same trickle-down policy that lets the crisis in the first place. ashley: according tohe "washington post" that statement deserves no kill us because it did not cause a financial crisis, several others are to blame including the housing bubble and use of financial derivatives not to mention the president himself extend the bush tax cuts in 2010. republicans a big hit with political donors connected to the nfl. nfl players, owners and staff have donated $1.5 million this election cycle, they have favored republicans 3-1 margin. governor romney yesterday swore thendorsement of an nl imac nfl legend. >> today has been very good day. not only because of what happened yesterday, but because i get the opportunity to introduce to you the next pr
romney's campaign is using new targeted smart phone applications in an effort to pull young voters toward their candidate. 21-year-old o.s.u. senior niraj antani says it's working. >> i've had people come up to me who joined college republicans who say, "listen you know i fell into the hope and change trick in 2008 and we've seen his record and we want jobs when we graduate from college and so you know we are considering voting for governor romney." >> woodruff: at last weekend's game, young fans of ohio state university's beloved buckeyes had football, not politics, on their minds. asked who they might support, a mixed picture emerged. jason klaus voted for mr. obama four years ago. but now 26, and in the business world, he says he's switching to romney, because of his plan to keep taxes low for those with higher incomes. >> they are the ones who own the businesses and they are the ones who are putting the money back in the economy and providing the jobs so i believe you know that would be a better plan for us. >> woodruff: 24-year-old athletic trainer sarah abrams also voted for mr. oba
with governor romney. brand new fox polling shows this. a largely percentage of the likely voters believe the country's policies need to change. governor mike huckabee, former governor of arkansas and host of "huckabee". what does that tell you? >> it shows how dissatisfied people are. when you get to 75%, who is the 25% who thinks we're doing things right? where do they get their information? but it's bad news because it shows that this is not a partisan divide. you have independents, democrats and republicans that have to somehow make up that 75%. so it's clear whatever the policies are of the obama administration, they're not popular. bill: when you look at this phrase, many policies, that could be a number about of things in all honesty. >> sure. bill: what i think it tells you more than anything people are not happy. that goes to kind of a right track wrong track thing. >> why would they be happy? gasoline prices are twice what they were. national debt is skyrocketed to a point where they know they're hering. real earning power is down $3,000 per household that is down. not just stag
nationwide gallup poll of registered voters shows the president leading romney 50-44%. jan crawford caught up with romney wednesday as he faced new pressure from republicans to get tougher. >> good morning. romney really has taken some hits in the polls, and conservatives, his supporters, are really getting anxious. they're starting to get nervous that time is running out. i had a chance to talk to him yesterday before a big rally in ohio. and i picked up none of that from romney, no kind of anxiety, no nervousness. he looked very measured like someone who is going to stay the course, stay on message. he talked a lot about the debate, and that's a chance for the american people to kind of see his message and also for him to show what he says is some false attacks by the president. he had some pretty harsh words for the president, too, and his campaign. take a listen to that. >> this is a campaign not about character assassination, even though i think that's what's come from the obama camp, by and large. >> reporter: character assassination? >> yeah. >> has the obama campaign engaged in charac
house, mitt romney and president obama are working to win the hearts and minds of voters. or american voters in the key swing states. america remains a 50-50 nation, split between republicans and democrats. the atmosphere has become so poisonous that the kind of bipartisan politics necessary to make government function are often missing. our correspondent reports from florida. >> the clips and the glamour, the ever-changing landscape of the miami skyline. for many americans, miami, but avian, too gleaming and in 2012, all eyes are on this state. >> florida matters, that is what we are going to be told over and over again. 29 votes. it is a big state that could make all of the difference between obama and romney. all of that is true. but who cares? or to put it more precisely, are we missing the bigger picture for florida and the rest of the united states? which is that this country has become ungovernable. its politics are poisonous. miami dade colleges the biggest in the nation. 175,000 students. all of them called on the streets in this massive voter registration drive which comes a
, but would you vote for romney or obama. >> wait. i thought you were registering voters a minute ago. >> okay. >> i am. >> who are you registered? all voters? >> i'm actually trying to register people for a particular party because we're out here in support of romney actually. >> and who's paying you for this? >> oh -- let me see. we're working for the county clerk's office. >> okay. you cannot come out here and register one party, lady. are you working for the county clerk's office? i've got it all on tape. you're working on the county clerk's office? >> i believe so yes. >> you're only registering romney's people? >> we're trying to. >> and you're working for the county's office? what's your name. >> she said she was working for the county clerk's office but the county clerk said that's not true. he also said my office will not engage in partisan voter renl station, although he asked asking a preferential question before registering is not illegal now, cnn has not been able to confirm that, so what is the national republican committee saying about strategic actions? first of all, the party
a voters a sense of how crucial ohio is. today, a showdown in ohio. both president obama and mitt romney spend the day campaigning in the state that could decide the election. the candidates are expected to clash today over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. >> you can't stand up to china when all you've done is sent them our jobs. >> reporter: the faceoff in the buckeye state comes as new polls show romney falling behind. one poll has the gop nominee eight points behind president obama in ohio. and in florida, romney is behind the president by four points. if romney loses ohio, his path to victory would be difficult. without ohio, romney would need to run the table, picking up virtually every battleground state. if romney hopes to turn things around, he'll need to stay on message. he didn't yesterday at an ohio rally when speaking about president obama. >> there's one thing he didn't do in his first four years he said he's going to do in the next four years, which is to raise taxes. >> reporter: for months, the republicans offered a different
and he laid off 50% of his staff. mitt romney trying to connect with middle class voters. his hess average is merhis message is more jobs, less inch employment. mitt romney continuing his attacks against president obama warming up for the debate in denver next week, taking advice from his fellow republicans highlighting the differences between himself and the president on a number of issues, including the role of government, here is what he said moments ago. >> he believes that the government should tell you what kind of insurance you have to have, he believes that government should have a board of people who tell you what kind of care you can receive. my view is refight for freedom in this count traoeurbgs i d country, i do not want an intrusive. massive government that crushess the america are american dream. >> governor romney sharing the state with president obama who has a couple of oepbts in bowling green, university and kent state while mitt romney goes ton to a county outside of cleveland and toledo later on tomorrow. martha: you are in a high school gym auditorium there. t
romney each spent wednesday campaigning in the battleground state of ohio, a key prize in the battle to win the november election. both candidates appealed to voters by attacking the other's record on china, with romney saying he will stop the country from taking u.s. jobs. >> one of the nations that has cheated over the years has been china. they have artificially held down the value of their currency. by doing that, the prices of their products are artificially low. when the prices are low and compete with our manufacturers, our guys go out of business and lose jobs. one thing i will do from day one is labelled china a currency manipulator. they must not steal jobs in unfair ways. >> romley's comments come days after his tax returns showed his trust has invested in a chinese will company doing business with iran. president obama criticized his comments on china. >> he said he is going to take the fight to the chinese. he will go after these cheaters. i have got to admit, that message is better than what he has actually done. it sounds better than talking about all the years he spen
should be losing, but you have a challenger in mitt romney would has not made the case or connected with the voters especially in the states we are talking about. >>neil: very early. we will see. thank you very much. >> president obama still making the receipted attack on mitt romney today in ohio today. >> he says he will take the fight to them and go after the cheaters. i have to admit, that message is bet other than what he has actually done about this thing. it sounds better than talking about all the years he spent profiting from companies that sent our jobs to china. >>neil: here is what we have to look at. what about the white house benefiting from china like the $1.8 billion in stimulus dollars used in part to buy solar panels from florida or $2.5 billion in stimulus that went to a texas consortium that, indeed, purchased wind turbines from china. or the $39 million in tax credit that went to a north carolina company that makes energy efficient lighting. that is all guy but you realize we it opened an l.e.d. light manufacturing plant in china. what do you make of that? >>gue
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